Diggings 12 October 2020

Poor fresh food quality in north-west Queensland put under the spotlight by health professionals  'Clinical dietician Kiri Woodington said it was disheartening to recommend nutritional goals to patients when they were impossible due to their location. "I have more than enough accounts of clients completely in tears because they know the problem with their diet …

Diggings 16 August 2020

Matt Golding is a favourite editorial cartoonist of mine particularly when he uses food and this edition of Diggings features three about COVID-19 as experienced in Australia. Indigenous banana cultivation dates back over 2,000 years ANU Archaeologists have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas more than 2,000 years ago. The evidence of …

Diggings 26 July 2020

Australia's water market is excluding Indigenous people, study finds '“Alarmingly, we also found that the amount of water held by Aboriginal organisations has decreased by 17% over the past 10 years,” the Australian Rivers Institute’s researcher Dr Lana Hartwig said. ... More than 40 Aboriginal nations, about 15% of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

Diggings 28 June 2020

Dja Wonmuruk teas. Image from Facebook How blending teas helped a young Indigenous woman connect to her culture "I'd made a lemon myrtle and ginger tea, and Sharlee started thinking a little bit more deeply that you can get lemon myrtle tea anywhere. So Sharlee thought maybe strawberry gum might be an interesting addition. "So …